This is a big tile’s fragment which includes the stamp of its producer. The text impressed exhibits the signature M FULVI ANT, which is the producer’s name: Marcus Fulvius Antiochus.
The name’s structure tells us that Antiochus had been a slave, who belonged to the famous Roman bricks’ producer Marcus Fulvius. Later, Marcus Fulvius freed Antiochus, who aquired the state of libertus.
In Vignale, the recoverying of a lot of tiles with this signature and the spotting of a big kiln prove that there was a pottery production. We are unsure if Antiochus was the real kiln’s owner or if he managed it.